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Feb 20, 2013 2:00am PST
blaze in a popular kansas city shopping district. >>> shocking allegations that cyber attacks on u.s. targets are coming not only from the chinese but from the chinese military. >>> plus, joe biden's assault rifle alternative and a sea otter that's got some game. >>> good morning. can daver dogs are being sent into kansas city to search for possible victims this morning after a blast leveled a section of the city shopping district. a gas explosion around 6:00 p.m. caused a massive fire at the popular jj's restaurant. witnesses said that came out of nowhere, as of yet, no confirmed fatalities. the primary concern is to find those missing. >> i came in, he told us to evacuate, next thing i know, everything just exploded. it was the scariest thing i ever witness zbld the flames were taller than the building next to it. there were people who were evacuating over here. so, it was just kind of crazy. >> those in the area report smelling gas in the moments leading up to explosion. they'll have to investigate further before any cause can be determined. >>> another emotional day in court for
MSNBC
Feb 19, 2013 10:00am PST
gibbs. cyber wars. china's army now targeting u.s. pipelines and nuclear plants. with us to discuss, the authors of a new report tracing the attacks to military headquarters in shanghai. plus, play of the day. while the press corps was banned from the president's golf outing, tiger woods, david letterman fills in the missing links. >> this is our president playing golf this weekend. huh? >> that's one way to do it. good day. andrea mitchell live in washington where president obama is surrounded by uniform police and is now issuing dire warnings about the consequences if automatic budget cuts, the sequester, will create job losses and a setback to the recovery if that goes into effect next week. in response senate republican leader mitch mcconnell still prefers campaign events to -- joining me now for our daily fix, chris calizza and managing editor of post politics.com. well, chris, we saw the performance at the white house. this was a set piece, if you will. the instant response from mitch mcconnell. the bottom line is neither side is negotiating. the white house now assumes the se
MSNBC
Feb 21, 2013 10:00am PST
by the u.s. postal service. manila. >> manila. >> smell like an envelope. go places. manila. manila. express mail your senses. hmm, paper. adhesive. manila by the u.s. postal service. the smell of mail. >> i think he is on to something. good day. i'm andrea mitchell live in washington. president obama and congressional republicans remain worlds apart on a realistic solution to prevent billions of dollars in automatic cuts. the sequester from kicking in march 1st. right now the politics are trumping any movement towards compromise. joining me now for our daily fix chris calizza, msnbc contributor and managing of post politics.com, and washington post reporters laurie montgomery and nia malika henderson. chris, first to you. set the stage for us. there's no solution in sight. is the white house expecting it has the high road in terms of politics of it and that republicans will be on the defensive because i don't see any way they're bridging the gap. there is no outward ed that began is being bridged. i think the government sees the only way it could be bridged by agreeing with some ta
MSNBC
Feb 21, 2013 8:00am PST
in sight with the battle royale on the sequestration. a new u.s. today/pew poll shows just who would pay the price. 49% say the congressional republicans would get the blame if a deal sunday reached. when it comes to who has the better approach, the president edges out congressional republicans. hi took his sequester fight to eight local tv stations across the nation. >> instead of us cutting mental health programs, affecting military readiness. we should be focused on programs we know don't work and some of tax loopholes we could close that frankly just benefit the well off and well connected. now i need congress to act and they have nine days to do it. >> congress is not working, and congress is no working because we've got this ideological confrontation. if we got a deal, in my opinion, it would be the single biggest stimulus package we could pass. the restoration the confidence would be magnified. >> president obama is not taking his foot off the gas today. just a short time from now, he takes his pitch to african-american radio stations. today democratic strategist james carville sa
MSNBC
Feb 19, 2013 11:00am PST
, lois, thank you, michael. thank you, keith. >>> the u.s. supreme court has decided to delve into the controversial issue of campaign finance learning how much they can give to individual or candidates. joining me, pete williams. pete, at the heart of this, an alabama man, we know the tremors from the decision could be felt throughout? >> there could be. depending on what the court says. there are two kinds of limits. there are the limits how much money you can give to an individual candidate. now, that's not being challenged but what this alabama businessman backed by the republican national committee says, he's following the other limits, two-year limits on how much total money a person can give to all candidates put together andal the political parties and pacs put together. it works out to $115,000. they say it's unconstitutional for a couple of reasons. they say the number is too low given modern politics. but the reason, they say the reason it limits how much a person can give to a candidate it to avoid corruption. quid pro quo corruption. so he's not challenging the qu
MSNBC
Feb 22, 2013 10:00am PST
armstrong. now the u.s. government is on his case. and one week left medical the budget ax falls. today it is transportation secretary ray la hood's turn to warn about the sec kwster's deep impact. >> this is going to happen sfwloosh clarify why -- it's the matter of mileage between -- >> because we're going to reduce the number of controllers which will reduce their ability to guide planes in and out of airports. >> republicans say that's just scare tactics. >> the president is making stuff up. he puts law enforcement -- he puts firemen and policemen who 98% of them are being paid for with your local taxes and says you're going to lose your local policeman because of this. it's not true. >> and countdown to the oscars. we'll talk to the man behind the mom natured documentary five broken cameras about the conflict in the west bank. >> good day. i'm andrea mitchell live in washington where we have breaking news from the justice department now, which is joining a lawsuit by a former teammate against lance armstrong. nbc justice correspondent pete williams jones me now from the newsroom. h
MSNBC
Feb 14, 2013 2:30am PST
administration responds to calls to offer up more details about the deadly attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi. >>> leon panetta minced few words but what is most likely the last press briefing on the job. with the threat of a march 1st sequester looming, he lashed out at congress. he thinks they could be crippling with price cuts. >> oftentimes i feel luke i don't have a full partnership with my former colleagues on the hill in trying to do what's right for this country. we need to find solutions. we can't just sit here and. [ beep ] we can't just sit here and complain. we can't just sit here and blame others. we can't just sit here and point fen finger at each other. we have to solve problems that we're facing. this country is facing real threats in the world. we can't do this alone. we've got to do this with a full partnership of the congress in both houses of the congress. >> that's the way to go out with a beep on your last press conference. >>> republican members of congress from paul ryan to roy blunt predicted the sequester will not ab voided. >>> now an update on that crip
MSNBC
Feb 18, 2013 8:00am PST
over the weekend allows for an eight year path to residency for the undocument already inside u.s. borders and within hours of that plan's release florida senator marco rubio fired back saying if proposed the bill will be dead on arrival in congress leaving us with unsecured borders and a broken legal situation for years to come. the chief of staff defended the white house choice to be ready to go it alone. >> we're doing exactly what the president said we would do last month in las vegas which is we're preparing. we're going to be ready. let's make sure it doesn't have to be proposed. let's make sure the group up there, the gang of eight, makes the good progress on these efforts as much as they say they want to. >> republicans on the hill are upping the ante and accusing the administration of political games man ship that will backfire. >> leaks don't happen in washington by accident. does the president really want a result or does he want another ka joel to beat up republicans. >> leaking this out that's it in the wrong direction. >> this is the president torpedoing his own plan
MSNBC
Feb 16, 2013 9:00am PST
returned from north korea, former new mexico governor, bill richardson, who served as u.s. ambassador to the united nations. thank you so much for joining me. >> thank you, alex. nice to be with you. >> this trip, what was it all about? how did it come about and what was the mission? >> well, the mission was threefold. one, to send a message to the north koreans not to do any more launches or nuclear tests. secondly, to talk about the advantages of an internet and freedom of information once they join the international community. and third was to try to get the american detainee, kenneth bay, out who's been in prison there. we did get hints from the north koreans that they were going to do this nuclear test because they were upset about the sanctions the united nations had just imposed on them. and we side to them, it makes no sense for you to continue further testing. you're going to be more isolated. your people are hurting. get into the international community. but our message was to the foreign ministry types, their state department. we didn't see the new leader who unfortunately
MSNBC
Feb 20, 2013 3:00am PST
this 12-story building. the source of thousands of cyber attacks against 141 u.s. companies spanning 20 industries. whose building is it? according to a new report confirmed by u.s. intelligence, it's the headquarters of unit 61398. >> i think it was time to let the world know, it's actually not just from china, it's the chinese government sanctioning these attacks. >> reporter: among the targets, america's very infrastructure. >> now our enemies are sabotaging our power grid, our financial institutions, our air traffic control systems. >> reporter: other targets of chinese hackers familiar brand names like coca-cola, facebook, "the new york times," on "wash post" and "wall street journal." and only today, apple. the hackers have user names like ugly gorilla and dota. according to this instructional video from mandiant. >> here we see dota logging into one of his operational e-mail accounts. he's used it for spear phishing and generating additional accounts. >> reporter: what is it? how hackers campaign access into a network by sending deceptive e-mails tricking users into clicking on a
MSNBC
Feb 14, 2013 10:00am PST
reviewing what the review board said, which is that quite to the contrary, the safe evacuation of all u.s. government personnel from benghazi 12 hours after the initial attack and squintly to ramstein air force base in germany was the result of exceptional u.s. government coordination and military response and helped save the lives of two severely wounded americans. here is the president. >> it is great to be in georgia. great to be in decatur. you know, i can't imagine a more romantic way to spend valentine's day than with all of you, with all the press here, and actually michelle says hello. she made me promise to get back in time for our date tonight. that's important. that's important. i have already got a gift. i got the flowers. i was telling folks the flowers are a little easier, though, because i got this rose garden. a lot of people keeping flowers around. i want to -- i want to acknowledge a few people that are here. first of all, congressman hank johnson is here. your mayor logic baskette is here. another mayor you may know, kasim reid, snuck in here. i want to acknowledge the
MSNBC
Feb 18, 2013 10:00am PST
and what more could come up. >> allegedly senator hagel said that the u.s. state department was an adjunct of the israeli foreign ministers office, which i think would be breathtaking if he said that to have such a view. i got a letter back from senator hagel in response to my question, did you say that and do you believe that, and the letter said he did not recall saying that, he disavows that statement. >> it's not enough for you? >> well, if, in fact, that's true, that would end that matter because he has previously inside a book that the jewish lobby influences the u.s. senate and makes us -- pushes us to make very bad decision. if the second statement were true, he said that the secretary of state's office is under the control of the israeli foreign ministers. those two together would show an edge and a view of the israeli u.s. relationship way out of the mainstream, so i'll just take him at his word medicals something new comes along. >> kristen welker, what does the white house have to say about this? they seem to be confident that he is going to get through next week. >> they conti
MSNBC
Feb 22, 2013 7:00am PST
cut contemplated for civilian defense workers. "the washington post", u.s. schools brace for federal funding cuts. the "new york times" meantime highlights federal spending cuts threaten delays in air travel. let me bring in loren fox politics reporter for "u.s. news and world report" and "usa today" washington bureau chief susan paige. good morning. >> good morning. >> good morning. >> the president clearly thinks he has the upper hand. your poll yesterday suggested he does but is he in danger of overplaying it? >> well, it's always possible. we'll see what -- how much people really feel the impact if the sequester cuts go into effect as we think they probably will next week. but what we found in the new "usa today"/pew research poll is that about half of americans say it is going to be the fault of congressional republicans if they can't reach a deal. just 31% said they'd blame the president. that's pretty good standing for the president going into yet another one of these fiscal cliff hangers. >> they're talking about very serious cuts, one that could have by some accounts dire co
MSNBC
Feb 22, 2013 8:00am PST
my district is fort knox, 5,000 civilian employees of the u.s. army. there will be substantial furloughs and possibly layoffs there if the sequester were in effect for any length of time. so we've got a few days to act. i think we could actually come up with something that just delays the sequester until march 27th. then we would have four weeks in session. we'll all be back for four consecutive weeks to figure out how to fund the government for the rest of the year. because it's -- none of it's going to make any difference after march 27th because the government runs out of money then. >> all right. so you're saying push it off just a little bit further after you get back into a legislative session but as we look at what john boehner has responded by putting out a couple tweets this morning roughly right before we went on the air, talking about where the president has been saying president obama is virtually absent from legislative process and making no discernible effort to replace mishiss sequester. he went on to say mr. president we agree your sequester is bad policy. what
MSNBC
Feb 23, 2013 11:00am PST
't the guy that they were expecting. leon panetta is in europe today representing the u.s. as secretary of defense in the meeting of world leaders. chuck hagel was supposed to be there and we'll let you know how the congressional haggling is playing out on the world stage. you're watching msnbc, the place for politics. [ female announcer ] total effects user kim scott still looks amazing. but with kids growing up fast, fighting seven signs of aging gets harder. introducing total effects moisturizer plus serum. for the ninety-two practices, two proms, and one driving test yet to come. she'll need our most concentrated total effects ever. a body at rest tends to stay at rest... while a body in motion tends to stay in motion. staying active can actually ease arthritis symptoms. but if you have arthritis, staying active can be difficult. prescription celebrex can help relieve arthritis pain so your body can stay in motion. because just one 200mg celebrex a day can provide 24 hour relief for many with arthritis pain and inflammation. plus, in clinical studies, celebrex is proven to improve d
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Feb 24, 2013 12:00pm PST
ordering all u.s. special forces troops out of the key afghan province and only giving them two weeks to leave. more on that after the break. after as john kerry starts his first overseas trip today president obama's former envoy george mitchell is here. i will ask him about reports that kerry is determined to get israelis and palestinians to reach a peace agreement. [ woman ] ring. ring. progresso. your soups are so awesomely delicious my husband and i can't stop eating 'em! what's...that... on your head? can curlers! tomato basil, potato with bacon... we've got a lot of empty cans. [ male announcer ] progresso. you gotta taste this soup. >>> we are following developing news in afghanistan right now. a spokesman for president hamid karzai said the u.s. special forces have two weeks to leave the wardak province. karzai says he is ordering the u.s. troops out because of allegations of quote, harassing, annoying, torturing and murdering innocent people there. the force that kwoerdinates in afghanistan says this is an important issue. they intend to fully discuss with the afghan counter
MSNBC
Feb 21, 2013 3:00am PST
of chinese military was responsible for stealing data from at least 141 u.s. and canadian companies. >>> and "the seattle times" from the business section, boeing's developed a possible fix for the battery issue that's plagued their 787 dreamliner since the beginning of january. executives are expected now to present their solution tomorrow when they meet with faa officials, hopefully the battery won't cause the plane to blow up. industry officials say the plane could be back in the air within two months. pike, are you going to ever fly on one of those? >> no. >> there would have to be like a shakedown cruise for a couple years. >> maybe five years from now. >> the wings fall off. >> stop is it. "the new york times," struggling to turn a profit and grow its subscription base, "the new york times" company is looking to sell "the boston globe." >> mike, here's your chance. >> revenue for "the globe" -- >> you and welch. >> 78% from last year. >> setting money aside. >> outside analysts estimate "the globe" could sell for nearly $150 million. >> not happening. >> that's not going to ha
MSNBC
Feb 20, 2013 10:00am PST
illegally against u.s. companies, and it is breathtaking, it's serious, and will cost us the next generation of prosperity if we don't do something about it. >> the president has complained at the highest levels to the chinese. this is not the first time we've heard about this, and the chinese deny it and i'm told that the american diplomats get nowhere when they bring this up with chinese leadership. >> yeah. that's part of the problem. we need to make this a bilateral, one, two, three, four, and five-numbered issue with any discussions with china moving forward. and we need to take other aggressive steps. we need to identify individuals, deny visas, visas of their families. start taking it as serious as it is consequential to american businesses. i can't tell you how serious this problem is. there are two companies left in america, andrea, one is companies that have been hacked and know it and two the companies that have been hacked and don't know it. it's unfortunate at the scope of the problem here that we're just not stepping up to deal with it to protect american jobs. that's really wh
MSNBC
Feb 14, 2013 3:00am PST
for the defense industry? >> it's already terrible -- it's not just the defense industry, it's the u.s. economy which has contracted because of the anticipated loss of defense in aerospace jobs. leon panetta was confirmed 100-0. let me repeat that. 100-0. and he actually has a copy of the congressional record signed by 100 senators. i told him he ought to sell it on ebay and get rich. this hasn't happened in years, and it sure isn't going to happen with chuck hagel whom we can discuss. but the whole idea that in this reckless fashion, congress is not stopping this move to sequester of the defense or the nondefense budget just boggles my mind. i haven't been there in two years, but the people who are there are shaking their heads. let me say this. i was in munich recently for the security conference, my 11th time with john mccain, lindsey graham and a on the of others. the europeans who have economic structural problems are trying to increase their defense capability and shaking their heads at us and looking at the fact that we don't have serious problems, but we're manufacturing these economic
MSNBC
Feb 20, 2013 11:00am PST
the biggest threat may end up to bring the u.s. to itself. speaking at the university of virginia, warning that the dysfunction in washington when it comes to the economy hurt his credibility. we also said in the global world, there is no longer anything foreign about foreign policy. take a look. >> how we conduct our foreign policy matters more than ever before to our everyday lives. to the opportunities of all the students i met standing outside, whatever year they are here, thinking about the future. it's important not just in terms of the threats we face, but the products that we buy, the goods that we sell and the opportunity that we provide for economic growth and vitality. it's not just about whether we will be compelled to send our troops to another battle, but whether we will be able to send graduates into a thriving workforce. >> joining me now is national security reporter brian bender and former ambassador to greece. it's good to have you here. i want to start with you. what is your impression of how john kerry did? this is his first time in his new with the policy speech. >> i
MSNBC
Feb 20, 2013 12:00pm PST
sadly that the u.s. has gotten into what i called this permanently dysfunctional equilibrium. there was no way to run the country and i think it's pathetic. >> matt miller, thanks as aulsz. up next, one of the places the cuts could have an impact. they could weaken background checks as lawmakers were trying to toughen them up. joe biden said buy a gun as the cycle rolls on for wednesday february 20th. [ female announcer ] are you really getting salon quality... or settling for wannabes? stop compromising! new vidal sassoon pro series. care and styling from the original salon genius, created to let you have it all at an affordable price. new vidal sassoon lets you say no to compromise and yes to very shiny... very silky... very sexy... very you. it's salon genius in a bottle! now in your store. new vidal sassoon pro series. salon genius. brilliantly priced. because every flake is double-toasted... splashed with sweet honey... and covered in rich double-roasted peanuts. mmm. [ hero ] yummy. [ male announcer ] kellogg's crunchy nut. it's super delicious! [ male announcer ] kello
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Feb 28, 2013 3:00am PST
the u.s. attorney to prosecute at the state level that you know of? >> we know the answers to these questions, senator. we don't chase paper. we chase armed criminals. >> all right. senator lindsey graham and milwaukee police chief edward flynn on capitol hill yesterday where testimony for gun control, assault weapon bans or even at the very least background checks got emotional. >> there were fireworks. >> fireworks and tears. >> hearings like this is when i would go back into the cloak room and pick my fantasy football league. i'm joking. this was an exciting one. >> it was extremely -- >> let's just go to the headline. i'm looking at drudge. only one matt drudge. look at this. he's got the president very angry. threatened. i'm going to do this to make you mad. look at that. >> don't do that. i love bob and i would like him to come on the show to talk to me about this. i'm not feeling it. an aide from the white house writes an e-mail saying he's going to regret something and this is after they're screaming at each other on the phone. can i tell you that we do that when we
MSNBC
Feb 14, 2013 5:00pm PST
in the u.s. military and if any are watching tonight, if i were you i'd say you deserve a vote. you know, he would be the first enlisted man ever to head the pentagon. i think enlisted personnel deserve some representation. and that the grunt's view at the pentagon is a real recommendation for chuck hagel. it would be interesting to start to hear from that community about how they feel about his being filibustered. >> michelle, your thoughts on this. i mean, isn't this harry reid's fault? harry had a chance to change the rules of the senate and he was too nice to mitch mcconnell and now look what we've got. there's probably more to come. your thoughts. >> i suppose so, though i remember not very long ago when we were all suffering under the george w. bush administration and there was a real fear that without the filibuster then george bush would have been able to put some of his very radical extremists on the bench and push through more of his agenda. so i understand the reticence to kind of unleash the nuclear option. and you know, i don't think you can necessarily blame harry reid for
MSNBC
Feb 18, 2013 11:00am PST
for undocumented immigrants currently living in the u.s. the leap prompted scathing reaction from senators inside the immigration 8. marco rubio warned if proposed, the president's bill would be dead an arrival in congress. and arizona senator, john mccain, who suggested the white house has a greater strategy at play. >> leaks don't happen in washington by accident. does the president really want a result or does he want anoth another -- to beat up republicans? >> the president's new chief of staff is defending this back-up plan saying the administration is only doing what it promised to do from the very beginning. >> we're doing exactly what the president said we would do last month in las vegas, which is we're preparing, we're going to be ready. let's make sure it doesn't have to be proposed. let's make sure that that group up there, the gang of eight, makes a good progress on these efforts, as much as they say they want to. >> all right. so if the leak proves anything, this president and the white house is working on an immigration reform plan. joining me is texas democratic congressman henry
MSNBC
Feb 22, 2013 11:00am PST
's in democratic hands in the u.s. senate and the house in republican hands and needs to be a compromise to be able to move things forward. >> thank you very much. have a great weekend. >> you, too. >> thanks a lot. >>> gun crimes taken on a higher profile since the shootings in newtown, connecticut, which reignited the heated debate. as michael isikoff reports, law enforcement officials say serious gaps in the country's gun laus make it hard for them to do their jobs. >> reporter: fbi agents seize add video of the neo-nazi conventi convention. >> reporter: while investigating the owner of an ohio sports goods show. there was an arsenal and what authorities say was a possible racist threat. >> the fbi averted a catastrophe in this case. >> reporter: the store owner, a convicted felon, charged with stockpiling 18 firearms illegally, including assault weapons, shotguns, high capacity magazines and more than 40,000 rounds of ammunition. >> they were all over the place. one in the coat pocket. >> reporter: he served 13 years for homicide in an ohio state prison. under federal law, he was barred from ow
MSNBC
Feb 23, 2013 9:00am PST
blame game. pistorius, what's his next move. nuclear waste leak in the u.s. new fighter jets already grounded. and yahoo!'s new ban that's rubbing some employees the wrong way. we have details on all those stories throughout this hour. but first. >>> new today, president obama take aim at congressional republicans with just six days until the painful across the board budget cuts take effect, if no deal can be reached to avert the sequester. >> are republicans in congress really willing to let these cuts fall on our kid' schools and mental health care just to protect tax loopholes for corporate jet owners? are they really willing to slash military health care and the border patrol just because they refuse to eliminate tax breaks for big oil companies? are they seriously prepared to inflict more pain on the middle class because they refuse to ask anything more of those at the very top? >> meantime, republicans are defending their record, putting the blame on the president. senator john hobin of north dakota delivered this week's republican address. >> house republicans have already pas
MSNBC
Feb 15, 2013 3:00am PST
and u.s. attorneys who are out there every day squeezing ordinary citizens on sometimes very thin grounds and taking them to trial in order to make an example, as they put it. i'm really concerned that too big to fail has become too big for trial. that just seems wrong to me. >> so, joe, actually it went on for about eight minutes where she just asked each person there, have you ever taken -- and one guy said no, we just haven't had to. take them to trial. >> it is unbelievable, mika, that if a teenage kid went into a stop 'n shop and lifted a loaf of bread and took it outside, they would be arrested. i'm dead serious. they would be arrested for shoplifting. and yet you have the largest banks on wall street engaging in the most reckless, irresponsible behavior, causing a meltdown not only of the banks but of the entire financial system costing americans billions and billions of dollars in retirement, destroying the lives in one fell swoop on september 15th, 2008. >> and what's changed? >> doing things clearly illegal. nothing's changed in washington. too big to fail has gotten eve
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Feb 15, 2013 11:00am PST
is being led by a bohemian authority. the u.s. coast guard and national transportation safety board are also involved. coast guard personnel were on the ship as it was being brought to mobile to interview the passengers so they wouldn't be delayed getting off the ship at docking time. they'll also be talking to crew members. they're going to be looking into what caused the fire, how it was fought, what happened with the passengers, were drills followed, all of these sorts of things. ultimately a report will come out and then maybe some recommendations. the bottom line is that they're trying to make sure this does not happen again. >> all right, mark. thank you very much. and the compensation carnival is offering the passengers is our gut check. do you think they should get more? that does it for this edition of "news nation." it's our baby edition. jen, my producer, is going off to have her first baby. threw go. our new princess. -hi i'm terry. -i'm phyllis. i'm maria, and i have diabetic nerve pain. i felt like my feet were going to sleep. it was like pins and needles sticking in y
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Feb 16, 2013 4:00am PST
for it annabelle roberts from london. thank you so much. >>> back in the u.s., time for your weekend forecast. and we have nbc meteorologist dylan dreyer with that. >> good morning, alex. colder air working into the northeast and it comes with snow. we're seeing snow across the dakotas right now that will dip into nebraska and eventually into kansas later on today, cold air surging in from the north and creating lake-effect snow on the great lakes. you can see the cold front stretching from new england to parse of flori parts of florida. where we're seeing most of our rainfall right now. the cold blast will surge in here. below-average temperatures as we head into today and sunday. that's when we see the coldest of the temperatures. but you can see where we're even dealing with snow across portions of north carolina into virginia, and it's in that area where we have a winter storm advisory. it looks like we'll see 1 to 3 inches of snow in that area. moving north, winter weather advisories, warnings and blizzard warnings across portions of eastern maine. there is the chance we could in norther
MSNBC
Feb 19, 2013 2:00pm PST
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Feb 19, 2013 4:00pm PST
security industry reports china's military is the source of a hacking campaign aimed at u.s. targets. however, china denies the allegations. >>> general john allen is retiring today. president obama called him a true patriot. >>> police in belgium are looking for the suspects behind a brazen diamond heist. about $50 million in gems were stolen from the cargo hold of a plane. now let's take you back to "hardball." ♪ >>> more recently i have experienced how none of us go through life without mistakes, but in their wake we can learn a lot about grace, a god of second chances, and be the better for it. in that light i humbly step forward and ask for your help in changing washington. i'm mark sanford, and i approve this message. >> welcome back to "hardball." that's former south carolina governor mark sanford who is trying to resurrect his political career with a bid to fill the open house seat in south carolina's first congressional district. to refresh your memory about this mistake he references in the ad, here is a clip from his famous june 2009 press conference. >> i have been unfa
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Feb 21, 2013 11:00am PST
they don't control the white house or the u.s. senate. by contrast, obama's offered up entitlement cuts and a willingness for additional cuts to medicare. isn't that the heart of what is compromise? you must offer up something. >> well, they don't think so. there's no election. almost two years before the next election so the fact they're half as popular as president obama, they don't give a rats patootey. >> what do you base that on? >> everything. >> the inaction? >> everything they say and not doing. they're not prepared to negotiate. they want to lock in the sequester cuts and then as luke indicated, negotiate from that lower funding level and then they can say, well, we need more funding for defense. try to hold the line on those cuts in march but they want to go over this particular cliff and i don't see anything that will stop them from that. >> do you agree that the republicans appear not to care. 45% say there's a better approach dealing with this, president obama. 38% congressional republicans. you also saw the numbers of folks say at least in this poll they would blame going
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Feb 22, 2013 12:00pm PST
,000. with only $11,000 due up front. that's a pittance for a murder trial here in the u.s. the judge ruled he is not a flight risk and not a doing tore the public. but he said the state's case isn't water tight and blamed former lead detective of possibly contaminating the crime scene. both sides will be back in court june 4th. we start with nbc's michelle kosinski who was inside the courtroom. >> reporter: this is an emotional week with the world watching, culminating finally in the ruling being read and seeing oscar pistorius break down, sobbing, shaking and his family hugging and praying in relief. you might say it's fully expected. talking about this for days now. but this judge kept everyone guessing. the ruling lasted two hours. in it, he criticized prosecutors saying that their witness, this chief police investigator, presented flawed evidence, made incorrect statements, should have done more work but he said that doesn't mean that the state's case isn't strong. next, he hit pistorius saying that the judge had problems with his account of what happened that morning. saying if pistorius
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Feb 25, 2013 8:00am PST
disturbing to see a representative of the u.s. resort to this base tactic more than a decade into the 21st century. >> justice correspondent pete williams. thanks so much. >>> two other big civil rights cases looming before the high court involving marriage equality. specifically the defense of marriage act and california's proposition 8. as the justices get set to hear those cases in march, the president took steps to some activist space is a sign that he is getting ready to fully embrace a federal constitutional right for marriage equality. joining me now to talk about that is immigration attorney and lgbt rights activist, founder of the doma project. it is great to have you here. this was big news on friday with the late filing of this brief. the justice department to get brief -- to the supreme court on friday about doma. here is what it says. law denies to tens of thousands of same-sex couples legally married under state law and for practical benefits available to legally married opposite sex couples because the discrimination cannot be justified as substantially furthering any for go
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Feb 16, 2013 11:00am PST
the government accountability office identified one of the highest risks challenging the u.s. government, climate change, it was the first time climate change made the list. back for more. the brain trust. question for all and amy i will start with you this time. where does this rank on the president's list? seriously, we think in terms of getting something accomplished in the next term and what can he do it about? those are the two questions. we will start with you. >> in the state of the union, he said that he would try to pass executive orders to tackle climate change. i don't think than legislatively, he will make a lot of progress on that, but we may see our former communitier organizer being the imperial president when it comes to climate change. >> sometimes you start by making sense and say something that is sensible and then you -- >> you cannot handle the truth. >> it's not fair to say that the president is an imperialist. >> i think what she means is that -- if he makes any serious moves on climate change, it will be through executive orders. >> which are not supposed to be used to pas
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